The engineering team working in A350 XWB project was moved before summer to the new "Spirit Nashville Design Center" and employs about 30 people. The Nashville engineers’ focus is work on the Airbus A350 and some defense programs and are in a different facility than other engineers working in Boeing projects.
The complex section 15 centre fuselage, produced by Spirit AeroSystems, is a critical component. It was the source of concern for MSN5000 Static Test especimen. And remains identified as critical; Didier Evrard "can't say everything is fully bridged" regarding the production process, but he is confident that the section for MSN1 will be ready by the end of September.
Spirit AeroSystems Inc., the largest U.S. supplier for the A350 structure is still working to produce parts of the plane more efficiently, said chief executive Jeff Turner in a recent interview. “It’s not going as well as I’d like,” he said. Spirit and Airbus have said they are cooperating to meet ambitious production targets for the aircraft.
Based on article "Spirit AeroSystems adds an office in Tennessee" published in Wichita Business Journal